Yesterday, the Washington Redskins made two roster moves. The first move they made was to release Gard Nevin McCaskill. The second, the team signed fullback Dorson Boyce.
Neither of the two are marquee names by any stretch. McCaskill was signed to a reserve/future contract which basically means if he showed anything on the practice squad, the coaches would pay more attention to him. As you can probably guess, he didn't show anything and ended up getting released yesterday without ever seeing the playing field.
Boyce was an undrafted free agent out of Washington in his 2011 rookie season. He was signed by the Seattle Seahawks. Boyce only saw time in preseason when he appeared in three games. In those three games combined, Boyce had two carries for 11 yards and four receptions for 28 yards.
Boyce was signed simply to fill the empty training camp roster spot left from the release of Nevin McCaskill Boyce will have to battle the much better Darrel Young for playing time at fullback. In other words, he's another body the Redskins have in camp and is somebody the Redskins hope to challenge Young to be a better player.
Also, cornerback Chase Minnifield made it through waivers and has been added the the Redskins IR.
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